Friday, June 22, 2018

A Bird the Colour of Winter – From delicacy to cultural icon

Nunavut’s territorial bird confounds southerners and even some residents. English speakers routinely pronounce the p, which really is silent. And therein lies a tale....

Water Flows North

2017 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Winners above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal, is proud to bring our readers the stories chosen as winners of the 2017...

My Sweat Lodge Prayers

2017 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Winners above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal, is proud to bring our readers the stories chosen as winners of the 2017...

Listening to the Silence of the Central Arctic Ocean

Throughout human history, the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO) has sat relatively undisturbed at the top of the world, protected by a perennial shield of...

Martha Flaherty

A voice for the relocated Martha Flaherty’s landing on the beach at Grise Fiord, Nunavut, in August 2017 couldn’t have been more different than her...

Sky above, sea below

Inuit Wayfinding To survive, any organism must explore its environment, and for thousands of years, circumpolar peoples have excelled at both. During William Edward Parry’s...

At the Floe Edge

On a trip to Arctic Bay, Nunavut, I had the opportunity to visit the “Sinaaq” (Inuktitut for Floe Edge, where the melting ice meets...

Collecting lichens in Canada’s High Arctic

It’s 1:36 in the morning on July 16, 2017, and in the orange tent-tinged midnight sun, I’m face to face with a curious wolf,...

The Pangnirtung Weave Shop

The Inuit-owned and run Uqqurmiut Centre in Pangnirtung was built in 1991 to house the weave shop and the print shop, with a small...

Canada’s C3 Expedition Meets the Arctic

A polar bear cub and its mother lounge on sea ice off the coast of Baffin Island. A zodiac with binocular-clad passengers pulls up...